Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Japanese Traditional Costume

The traditional forms of Japanese clothing or Japanese clothes in general are called ‘wafuku 和服’. Traditional Japanese clothing can be broken down into the following clothing categories:
  • Kimono 着物- meaning clothing or things to wear is the basic Japanese clothing
  • Yukata 浴衣 - the summer kimono
  • Nagajugan 長襦袢 - undergarments
  • Clothing Accessories - obi 帯, おび, shoes, socks, etc.
  • Haori 羽織- short silk jackets
  • Michiyuki 道行コート- Overcoats
  • Hakama - Japanese pants
  • Uchikake 打掛 - most formal kimono
  • Shiro-maku 白無垢打掛- wedding kimono


is a full-length traditional garment worn by women, men, and children., at different seasons and for different occasions like festivals, wedding, funerals and etc, and kimono accessories such as undergarments, footwear, and hair ornaments.

The Kimono (着物, Kimono,
literally "something worn", i.e., "clothes") is the national costume of Japan
. Kimono styles have changed significantly from one period of Japan's history to another, and today there are many different types of kimono worn by men, women, and children. The cut, color fabric, and decorations of a kimono may vary according to the sex, age, and marital status of the wearer, the season of the year, and the occasion for which the kimono is worn.

Kimonos are T-shaped, straight-lined robes that fall to the ankle, with collars and full-length sleeves. The sleeves are commonly very wide at the wrist, as much as a half meter. Traditionally, on special occasions unmarried women wear kimonos (
furisode 振袖) with extremely long sleeves that extend almost to the floor. The robe is wrapped around the body, always with the left side over the right (it is only wrapped with the right side over the left when dressing the deceased for burial
) and secured by a wide belt (obi) tied in the back. Kimonos are generally worn with traditional footwear (especially geta, thonged wood-platform footwear; and zori 草履, (a type of thong-like footwear) and split-toe socks (tabi 足袋).

Women Kimono

Women Kimono usually made by a sumptuous Japanese cotton polyester and silk fabrics and beautiful and exotic patterns. This patterns make these kimonos as elegant as any woman could ask. The kimonos are made in the traditional manner and with the highest quality traditional materials for complete authenticity. Each one is of heirloom quality and can be passed down for many generations.

Women's Sizes:
Medium 55-56"long fits up to 5'4"-5'6"(165lbs)
Large 58" long fits up to 5'7"-5'8"(175lbs)

Men's Kimono

Handsome kimonos in premium 100% cotton fabrics - made in Japan.

Men's Sizes
Small 55" - 56" long fits up to 5'4"-5'6"(165lbs)
Medium 58" long fits up to 5'7"-5'8"(175lbs)
Large 59" to 61" long fits up to 5'9"-6'(200lbs)
X-Large 63' - 64" long fits up to 6'1"-6'3"(250lbs)

Kimono Accessories

Tabi, Obi, Han Juban and other authentic items to complete your kimono and yukata ensembles. Wonderful Pre-tied Butterfly Obi, Bunka Obi and children's tye-died Obi.

from left : Han Juban, Tabi, Obi/Pre-tied Butterfly

Traditional Geta and Zori

Geta and zori are perfect for outdoor use, whether it's gardening in your back yard or a stroll through the neighborhood. The Traditional Geta and Zori are the same footwear used in Japan during summer time.

from left : Women's Geta, Men's Geta, Vinyl Zori, Tatami Zori


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